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Poster: William Tell Date: May 17, 2009 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some More Polls From LL

Oh yeah, that's why I am so conflicted about him...I love what he does with Operator, and Easy Wind. Those are songs that have real soul to them...I love how he plays on some songs, like I am always babbling about, and then I am infuriated by the repetition on a DS...I love, absolutely love how he has his low voice, and with such charm, chats with Jerry during MidHr...I would much prefer him doing these things...The whole, "do you wanna FUCK?" aspect, is, I dunno, just sort of demeaning...I was there, knew lots and lots of casualties of "free love" (almost all women), and it just gets a tad old...most other blues individuals focus more on self analysis, loss, etc...

But, I am defn conflicted about the man.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: May 17, 2009 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some More Polls From LL

Is your vision being clouded by the clarity of hindsight? It is easy for us to look back and cringe at some of those comments, however we are looking through 2009's eyes. Pig didn't have the "benefit" of living in a PC world. PC as in politically correct and personal computer (although i prefer a mac!) as we have 2009's technology so we can listen to every thing they said and played. It also seems unlikely that the boys were thinking about the ramifications of this back in 1969 while PP was rapping about playing pocket pool every other night. I love when he sang the blues songs and do enjoy a lovelight now and again. I just accept that his act is dated and might have been perfectly appropriate at that time but is no longer so.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: May 17, 2009 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some More Polls From LL

" we can share the women we can share the wine."

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 17, 2009 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some More Polls From LL

No doubt, no doubt...but, nonetheless...some of it might have been just playing the part (biker, tough guy, sex fiend, whatever), but take a modern example: the violence of many Rap songs is apparent now, etc...not that I am saying they're comparable, but you get the idea. I dislike these modern songs for the same reason of the underlying message they send, and not just for my kids.

Not a big deal--certainly, you would have to go by his behavior at some level, and at least you don't hear about him ravaging 14 yr olds after every show or anything.

No doubt being a bit judgemental here, of course, but that's what I get paid the big bucks to do...why else did LMA hire me if it wasn't to make the tough calls? Should this technical be rescinded? We'll have to watch film tonight and decide.

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Poster: pigpen_81 Date: May 18, 2009 12:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some More Polls From LL

Hmm,.. I know there are many things I have said while partaking a bit too much John Barleycorn, and today if I could, I would take them back. Perhaps that was the cause,.. or foolish bravado or a bit of both.
Whatever the case, I guess I wouldn't have him be any other way. I would however had liked it if he layed of enough to heal his organs (internal).
I wasn't going to shows when he was a part of the band. I am a Brent era dead head. So I had no chance to witness any of that. I can only listen to that era and envy guy's like you that were there. I think I was listening to Buddy Holly in 68-70.. lol. Wish my uncle was more of a dead head but that was not in the cards,.. I had to find them on my own.
Thanks for your insight and honesty.